From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
At the moment when the Obama administration is feeling more heat than ever before, it starts another war. Suddenly everyone in the mainstream media is talking all about Syria and not about the IRS scandal, Benghazi, NSA snooping or any of the other political scandals that have popped up in recent weeks. As if on cue, Obama made headlines all over the globe on Thursday by claiming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the rebels “multiple times”, and that the U.S. was now ready to do more to assist the rebels.
What I find intriguing is we fought al qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we are supplying al qaeda–the rebels–in Syria.